Well, my natural tendency is to be timid; some (like my husband!) would call me a worry-wart. I much prefer comfort to conflict, and when I'm confronted with challenges, my first inclination is to hide or run away. I don't want to deal with unreasonable people or frightening situations. But God has other plans. He doesn't care nearly as much about my comfort as He does my character. So, of course, that means I get challenged. Can you relate?
God's word tells us to "fight the good fight." .Ephesians chapter 6 even outlines the armor we need for this fight. The really scary part is knowing that our fight is "not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the poiers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Eph. 6:12)
Yikes! Now where's my blankie? Hmm, I don't think even the plushest blanket will help here. But we have a Comforter, the Spirit of Jesus Christ, who, we are promised, we never leave us. When we are confronted by evil, He is with us. When we are faced with heartbreak, He is there. No matter what, we are not alone.
That is why, even though I am not brave, I can call myself a warrior. I will probably always be timid, but with Jesus' Spirit in me, "I can do all things." He covers me with His strength and with His peace. By His grace, I am moving from worrier to warrior.
What does being a warrior mean to you? Are you able to face evil head-on? How do you cope with threats and